Former Rangers legend, Barry Ferguson, has praised Allan McGregor for his contribution to the club as he reaches in on the record his former team-mate currently holds.

The ex-midfielder is currently the Rangers man with the most appearances in European competition for the club, however the evergreen goalkeeper is just three matches short of breaking that record and making it his own.

Indeed, as he is an ever-present for Steven Gerrard’s side and has been since his return to Ibrox a couple of years ago, it would take for something pretty special for the record not to be broken. If something incredible did happen, though, bettors will surely have been left devastated if they did not visit beforehand, as they could have been able to get some of the best odds available.

And, Ferguson appears to be of the opinion that there is no one else he would rather hand over the accomplishment to than his former team-mate.

“Records are there to be broken and I’ll be the first to congratulate Greegs when he breaks mine,” Ferguson wrote in the Daily Record.

“There’s nobody better to take the record. Greegs just gets better and better and is still worth 15 points a season.”

As mentioned, the 38-year-old has made the Rangers number one jersey his own since returning to Ibrox in the summer of 2018 on a free transfer from English club Hull, as he subsequently pushed an impressive Wes Foderingham aside and took over the role.

Of course, the former Scotland international was already well-known at Ibrox, as he had made his name in professional football by coming through the academy and made over 200 appearances in his first spell with the club.

McGregor was hugely successful during his time at Ibrox before leaving the club, as he managed to win 11 major honours, which included an impressive hat-trick of league titles. He is now back to try and provide the Gers with their first title in almost a decade.

Those impressive years saw him move away from the Light Blues, as he turned out for the likes of Besiktas, Hull City and Cardiff City before making the return to Glasgow – in which he has managed to amass 358 appearances so far.

As Ferguson suggests, McGregor is one of the most important players to Rangers and Gerrard’s chances of picking up a Scottish Premiership title this season.

The notion that he is worth ’15 points a season’ would certainly hold up well in court as the veteran has proved time and time again that he can be called upon to produce the big saves that are required.